A Conversation With Mudhoney's Mark Arm

Apr 12, 2013

Mudhoney
Mudhoney's newest release, 'Vanishing Point.'
Credit Courtesy/Sub Pop Records

Mark Arm and Steve Turner founded Mudhoney years before the national music press catapulted Seattle onto the national stage. Their 1988 debut single, “Touch Me I’m Sick,” was the first major hit for Sub Pop Records. While they’ve also had careers outside of music-making, the band has remained together for more than 25 years, continuing to record and go on tour. We talk with singer and guitarist Mark Arm about Mudhoney’s latest album, "Vanishing Point."

Also this hour: Seattle Times editorial columnist Jonathan Martin surveyed his generation's future and found that for Gen Xers, retirement is likely to be a harsh realm. Plus, Katy Sewall spends an afternoon on the job at Ballard's Evolution Press to learn more about Heidelberg machines and the artistry of letterpress printing.